Do you know someone who can walk into a room and light it up? Or do you know a person who can walk into a room and totally change the vibe? I’ve seen an office department completely change, because a negative employee was on vacation. It’s astounding how without realizing it, we take in the emotional energy of the people around us. Guess what, dogs and cats do this as well.
Joan Ranquet is an animal communicator and the founder of Communication with all Life University. I connected with Joan on Facebook through a friend who suggested that I send her a friendship request. When we lost our puppy, Riley, my heart broke wide open and that same friend told me to reach out to Joan.
I was going to schedule a session with Joan, but she recommended that I read her book Animal Communication 101. I was happy to check it out, but I wasn’t thrilled about reading antoher boring book on animal communication that I wouldn’t “get.”
Joan gets us “there” quickly!
I’ve read two others and put them down after the first chapter. I like books that get to the heart of the subject and the other books wanted to take me on a journey when I just wanted to get there already. Joan Ranquet’s book is different. You step right into the book as if you skipped ahead and I devoured it in days. This isn’t a book with pages up on pages of meditation methods, instead, Joan shares what she does in a way that made me feel that not only can I do this too, but I’ve been doing it all along.
Is it my feeling or my dog’s feeling?
One of the first things that I learned from Animal Communication 101 is that my moods and thoughts impact our pets. There are so many times I project emotions onto my dogs. I was worried that Rodrigo was miserable with the introduction of Blue, our new puppy. But then I have to wonder if I was miserable, because I was still mourning Riley.
After I read that chapter, I started monitoring my thoughts and although I’m a believer in Law of Attraction, I was still blown away by the number of negative thoughts I have in a day. Let me just give you a taste of what’s going through my mind that our pets have to deal with…
My teeth grinding drama…
My boyfriend wants hardwoods in the living room; I want my boyfriend to clean up his clutter in the kitchen and family room.
My Life’s Abundance business has stalled and I have no idea what to do next to turn Keep the Tail Wagging into a thriving business.
Rodrigo doesn’t listen to me the way he listens to my boyfriend. He loves to roam. And he’s still barking and lunging at bicycles on walks – which Blue is learning too.
Sydney is overweight. She’s developed arthritis too. Both she and Rodrigo are on supplements, but we need to get Sydney’s weight under control.
See what I mean? This is just a taste of what I have in my head. And our dogs pick up on our energy, our thoughts, our body language and although they know that I love them to pieces, it’s got to be exhausting dealing with the drama that’s going on through my head.
Writing a journal
So I’m started a new journal. When I write a journal, I don’t talk about the days events, I talk about what I want as if it’s already happened. The day I finished Animal Communication 101, I realized that my journal had ended. Great! I love new journals! I started the new journal like this:
Today, Johan and I developed a great cleaning routine and we’re working on a flooring budget that we can both live with; We’re excited to see the hardwoods in the living room.
Keep the Tail Wagging has several advertisers under contract thanks to great networking that has connected me with many great companies. It’s nice to see Keep the Tail Wagging making money.
Rodrigo has turned into a magnet and I love it. We went to sit outside together with Sydney and Blue. There were people biking and jogging on the trail and Rodrigo was curious and happy to lie next to me and watch them from where we sat. When we go on walks, the dogs calmly watch the bikes go by; we love it.
Sydney has lost 5 pounds and is on her way back to 65 pounds where she should be; the weight loss has done wonders for her arthritis and the supplements are doing the rest. She’s such a happy, energetic dog and I love to watch her playing with her brothers.
Can I be an animal communicator?
After reading this book, I’m convinced that I can. I’m not going to order a business license, but I am excited about learning how to better communicate with our dogs and cats.
Animal Communication 101 gave me some great tips that I’ve been putting into practice daily.
(1) When I feel a pain, I ask myself “is this me?” If the pain goes away, then I need to pay closer attention to our animals. If it stays, then I take an aspirin.
(2) I’ve stopped assigning emotions to our dogs and cats. Instead, I open myself to understanding them and I swear that I have a better sense of what they need by getting out of their way intuitively. Our pets are always communicating with us, we just need to listen.
(3) I meditate. I downloaded two CDs that I use to help me and during other times, I focus on the moment. The other day, I received a nastigram from a family member; I was instantly hurt and upset, but I took a deep breath and focused on the now, which included a concerned boyfriend, healthy animals, a fun blog, and a sunny day. I was able to go on a walk with the dogs feeling happy and they were happy with me.
There are many animal communicators out there and I’ve met a few popular ones who I think are a crock. I’ve met a few that have blown my socks off. Regardless if you believe in animal communicating or not; I’m certain that every pet lover wants a more amazing relationship with your pet and I recommend Animal Communication 101 to those people. I loved it and can’t wait to read it again.
Update: After reading Joan’s book a couple of times, I decided to choose a goal that I have for our pets. I want the cats to better coexist with our dogs. So I started thinking about them getting along. I search for pictures online of dogs and cats cuddling together. And I started verbally inviting the cats to join us when the dogs are in the house. It felt a little silly at first, but what could it hurt? A week later, Jaffrey (our Tuxedo) started coming downstairs and the dogs stopped chasing him (please note that they dogs weren’t tormenting the cats, just trying to get close to smell and lick). There were many nose to nose interactions. I’m hopeful that by the end of the summer, we’ll have 5 animals cuddling with us on the sectional. And Rodrigo no longer runs off to the neighbors house – he sticks close by.
I would never recommend that people choose an animal communicator over a qualified dog trainer; I also believe that any animal communicator worth their salt would recommend a pet professional when they see a need.
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